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Researchers and industry unite in multi-million dollar pollination campaign

October 26, 2016
Varroa mite

Top local and international pollination researchers have combined forces with Australian fruit, vegetable and nut growers in a multi-million dollar effort to bolster pollinator populations and support the vibrant future of Australian horticulture. Read More »

Professional development event hits the mark

October 21, 2016
Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s development event.

The Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s professional development event at Melbourne Markets focused on the latest in chemical and microbial testing issues, providing attendees with extra resources and knowledge to help them make better decisions and get the greatest value from their testing dollar. Read More »

Biosecurity Queensland confident of eradicating varroa jacobsoni

October 12, 2016
Varroa mite on pupa

Biosecurity Queensland is confident that the varroa mite incursion in Townsville can be eradicated by destroying infested Asian Honey Bee (AHB) colonies in the Townsville area. It is focused on detecting and destroying all AHB within the 10 kilometre zone around the two original varroa mite detections. Read More »

‘foodpro’ returns to Sydney

October 12, 2016
foodpro 2017

‘foodpro’, Australasia’s iconic food manufacturing event, returns for its 50th year in 2017 to the new world-class International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from 16 – 19 July.

Food manufacturing makes up 23% of Australia’s annual exports; the food and agribusiness industry produced $53.9 billion of value added in 2014-15 alone. Since it first ran in 1967, foodpro has played an important role in the growth of the food processing, manufacturing and packaging industries and has contributed to the development and significance the industry has to Australia. Read More »

International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture 2016

October 10, 2016

The International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture 2016 (ISTTH2016) will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre; Cairns, Queensland, Australia, from 20-25 November 2016. ISTTH2016 is a series of international symposia on behalf of the International Society for Horticultural Science hosted by GriffithAgribusiness and in cooperation with the Australian Institute of Horticulture and the Australian Society of Horticultural Science. Read More »

PCA greenhouse growers’ workshop

October 10, 2016
Braham Produce

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), the peak industry organisation for the Australian greenhouse industry, is hosting a free growers’ workshop on Tuesday 18 October 2016, from midday to 3pm, at Braham Produce, 42 Alfred Road, Virginia, South Australia. The workshop includes a greenhouse multi-coloured capsicum farm tour, grown in climate-controlled, soil-based polyhouses with computerised fertigation. Read More »

Australian Organic to co-host Hort Connections in 2017

October 4, 2016
Australian Organic

Australian Organic, owner of the country’s largest organic certification brand Australian Certified Organic, has joined AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand (PMA-ANZ) to host Hort Connections, which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-17 May 2017. Read More »